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Retailers regain pricing power with AI in ‘19

Leveraging artificial intelligence to improve pricing, promotions and profitability is shaping up as one of the most significant retail industry trends of 2019.

Outlook for M&A turns negative

A new survey of executives involved in mergers and acquisitions has taken a negative turn heading into 2019.

Here is why it has never been a better time to be in the grocery industry.

The grocery industry is worth $1 trillion and a good chunk of that just went to Instacart.

Starbucks brings in new financial expertise to execute companies strategic priorities.

Rite Aid posted a modest improvement in second quarter results and named three new board members in the wake of a failed merger with Albertsons.

A new survey offers retailers some interesting data about the difference between male and female holiday shoppers.

Sears reported another quarterly loss after its Chief Executive Officer called the company’s struggles a fight for survival.

Casey’s Value Creation Plan is bearing fruit, as the company shows increases in its revenue and earnings in its first-quarter report.

Best Buy’s efforts to get leaner and techier are paying off.

The Dillard's value proposition is continuing to resonate with shoppers even despite a worsening climate for department store retailers.

Kroger is mulling strategic alternatives for its Turkey Hill business, including a potential sale. Turkey Hill produces a full line of iced teas, fruit drinks, milk, frozen dairy treats and a variety of ice cream in its Conestoga, Penn., manufacturing and distribution facility. "Turkey Hill i

The Fresh Market has a new Chief Financial Officer to lead it through its next phase of growth.

Grocery chain has teamed up with Shell to drive more store traffic.

Brookstone has officially filed for bankruptcy protection and announced that it will be closing all of its 101 mall store locations effective immediately. Company executives blamed the bankruptcy on a lack of mall traffic, with its Chief Executive Officer saying that it has been an "extremely ch

Toys"R"Us planning to close or sell all of its more than 800 stores across the U.S.

Target hit the trifecta in the fourth quarter with increased customer traffic, e-commerce fueled same store sales growth and better than expected profits.

A tax reform tailwind is helping Kroger advance its Restock transformation plan in 2018, but profits are a different story.

Physical retail is alive and well. Just ask the CEO of Taubman Centers.

Many retailers had a better than expected holiday season and fourth quarter, but the industry has never seen anything quite like what Amazon did.

Rite Aid improved its financial situation by selling nearly 2,000 stores to Walgreens, but major structural and competitive challenges remain, something newly hired CEO Kermit Crawford knows better than anyone.

​​​​​​​The dollar and convenience store channels expanded in 2017 while the drug and supermarket channels contracted slightly.

Big Lots is forecasting holiday season success as its core customer responds favorably to a range of merchandising strategies. Big Lots, an operator of 1,430 stores who generates a third of its sales from food and consumables, said its same store sales increased 1% during the third quarter ended

It has begun. Retail sales updates and the first holiday forecasts are out with some predictable observations about market conditions.

When retailers and suppliers talk about partnership and collaboration the focus tends to be on two areas: merchandising and marketing initiatives that drive sales or operational matters of making sure products are in the right place at the right time.

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